Honors College Marks 25th Anniversary: Preparing “students to become learners and thinkers for the rest of their lives.”—Honors College Dean Edward M. Stricker

Issue Date: 
March 5, 2012


1. The University Honors College (UHC) celebrated its 25th anniversary on Feb. 25 during a daylong forum that included several presentations and musical interludes. The dinner, held in Alumni Hall’s Connolly Ballroom, and the forum, held in Bellefield Hall, coincided with the weekend launch of Pitt’s 225th anniversary celebration, which began with the Feb. 24 Honors Convocation and continues through the 2012 Homecoming festivities in October. Among the day’s speakers were:

2. Mary Ellen Callahan (A&S, UHC ’90), Pitt trustee and chief privacy officer and chief Freedom of Information Act officer in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

3. Colin Stewart, managing director of the Bank of America in New York and son of the late G. Alec Stewart, founding dean of the UHC

4. Dick Thornburgh (LAW ’57), Pitt emeritus trustee, former governor of Pennsylvania, former U.S. attorney general, and former U.N. undersecretary general, and now of counsel to K&L Gates in its Washington, D.C., office


5. Edward M. Stricker, UHC dean and a Distinguished University Professor of Neuroscience.